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Novorapid and snacks

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by Gonna, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Gonna

    Gonna Type 1 · Member

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    I find I need a snack between meals. Does my before-meal dose of Novorapid cover this? I'm not sure how long it is effective.


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  2. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I always have to snack between meals. I keep my snack below 10g carbs though and hence don't do additional Novorapid!
     
  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    In theory no unless you bolus extra for the snack, if you inject the correct dose for the the previous meal and your basal insulin is right then a snack (depending what it contains) would push bg up.

    I don't snack between meals and only do so if my bg starts to fall, if I were to snack then I would need to inject a unit of novorapid to stop my bg climbing, I prefer not to inject inbetween meals as it can become tricky to monitor when your stacking insulin doses.
     
  4. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Before diagnosis I didn't used to snack but since I started insulin I'm constantly starving. I stick to slices of ham or a pepperami or a piece of cheese or a small handful of nuts. Things that shouldn't cause a BG spike
     
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    I personally dont see any harm at all in diabetics eating a snack mid morning or mid afternoon if they want to. Before using a pump and using MDI and twice daily, I always had a small snack in order to keep my bg levels levelled out. I often eat a snack now if I need to or want to. I would not like to bolus every time to eat a snack, that's for sure but everyone's different... some are very busy and some are not.
     
  6. BunnyBabe

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    I think it's ok to have snacks so long as they are less than 15g in carbs. My favourite snacks are breadsticks with Philadelphia, rice cake, water biscuits or a small packet of crisps :) my doctor told me that novarapid insulin has a fast effect and you can't inject for a later snack as the effect of the insulin will wear off and you don't want to inject too much and go into hypo

    Hope this helps :)


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  7. type1harley

    type1harley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I take Lantus and NovoRapid. I don't need to inject extra insulin for snacks and I keep them under 19g of sugar. I do not experience any spikes.

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